The NHS varsity girls soccer team made a historic run last year, defying expectations by advancing all the way to the state championships. This year, the team still has high expectations, but is learning to play together with many new starters. 

“[My expectations for this season are] to have fun and try to win as many games as possible,” Head Coach Adam Weikel said. 

So far, the team has met the hopes of Weikel, with a current record of 5-0-3, an improvement from last year’s record. 

“The viewers should trust the process,” team captain Lucy Froitzheim said. “It’s the beginning of the season, but by the end of the year, they should expect us to make a run in the playoffs.” 

The varsity boys soccer team has played a tough schedule so far this season and has been able to win or draw most of those games against strong competitors, having posted only two losses.

“[The viewers should expect] a state title, high energy on the field from the team and much fun to watch,” Head Coach Bob Prange said. 

Throughout the season, the team was faced with the challenge of facing some strong opponents. 

“Our biggest rivals are Golden Gate and Lely locally, and Belen Jesuit and American Heritage overall,” Prange said.

Although the team lost against Golden Gate this week, their persistent training and determined mindset allowed them to reach many new heights this season.